God Will Provide for Us, Too

Look at the birds of the air, how they’re fed.
Look at the flowers of the field, how they’re dressed.
We need not worry about food or clothes,
For God will provide for us. Yes, He’ll provide for us.
God will provide for us, too.

We are often troubled, but we are not crushed;
Sometimes in doubt, but never in despair.
There are many enemies, but we’re never without a friend.
Though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.

Look at the birds of the air, how they’re fed.
Look at the flowers of the field, how they’re dressed.
We need not worry about food or clothes,
For God will provide for us. Yes, He’ll provide for us.
God will provide for us, too.

God, our Heavenly Father, knows all our concerns;
When we put Him first, He supplies our needs.
What a waste to fret about all the troubles tomorrow brings.
Let’s let God be in charge each day as it comes.

Look at the birds of the air, how they’re fed.
Look at the flowers of the field, how they’re dressed.
We need not worry about food or clothes,
For God will provide for us. Yes, He’ll provide for us.
God will provide for us, too.

God will provide for us. Yes, He’ll provide for us.
God will provide for us, too.

About this Song:
Do you tend to worry? If so, join the club. Most of us–even the most devout of Christians– worry some.

The Scripture passages that today’s lyrics are based on remind us that worry is unnecessary. God is on our side and ready to meet our needs when we depend on Him rather than ourselves.

Matthew 6:25-34 was the primary source for these lyric ideas:
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

But 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 makes a significant contribution as well:
8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

Although the Bible passages are special in their wording, putting them to music enabled me to make the biblical message more personal. And gave me a sermon to preach to myself as frequently as I need to.

How about leaving a comment about worry?

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Best regards,
Roger

 

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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